Making her debut at UFC Vegas 79 on Saturday is women’s bantamweight Montserrat Rendon, who is set to take on Tamires Vidal. The Fight Night card is headlined by lightweights Rafael Fiziev and Mateusz Gamrot, with a solid co-headliner in Bryce Mitchell vs. Dan Ige.
Montserrat “Monster” Rendon
Standing at five-foot-eight
Fighting at 135 lbs (bantamweight)
Fighting out of Quintana Roo, Mexico
Training out of ECR Fight Center
A pro record of 5-0
How Rendon will fare in the UFC:
How she matches up with Vidal:
If Rendon is going to beat anyone in the UFC it’s gonna be Vidal. She did win her UFC debut by a flying knee but it’s overblown. Neither fighter is technical on the feet and both are flat-footed. Vidal is more explosive which could be an advantage in this fight. The ground game is where she wants to be, but it doesn’t help that her wrestling isn’t up to par. Her takedown defense hasn’t looked good either and off her back there are problems. Honestly, there aren’t a lot of positives to point out with Vidal. This is not a UFC-level fight and I’m not sure which way to go. I’m going to side with Vidal because I think she will have the more impactful moments.